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Apr 24, 2002

 


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#9919 Apr 24, 2002

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From: "Marty Niemi" mniemi000@...>

Subject: Re: [Losmandy_users] Re: The Lacey Optocoupler





> I measured my Allen wrench at .0345", but I seem to recall that it may be

> sold as .036". McMaster-Carr may be your best bet to find one.



As I recall, it was the .035" Allen wrench. I did manage to find mine at the

local Ace, so you might see if they have it someplace you wouldn't normally

look. Cost all of 50 cents or so.



BTW, for those who might want to check it out, I recently got some Abec 7

bearings from a source I found

online:(www.mpcomponents.com/Catalog/Bearings/brgufss7Frame.asp



At first I was a bit sceptical, given the pricing, but they seem to be far

superior to the ones I had gotten from McMaster-Carr. The ones I got were

the E1-9. These are stainless steel, double-shielded, Abec-7 unflanged

bearings at a price of $5.63 each. Don't know how many they have in stock,

since I ended up having to call them. Their web ordering/buying wasn't

working and when I called, their inventory was a bit different from what

they had online. However, they were able to ship out four of 'em to me and I

had them in a few days. They're in the San Jose, CA area.



Jim Girard

home.teleport.com/~argo



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